[ExI] UN worried about police brutality against protestors
john at ziaspace.com
Wed Dec 22 11:07:12 UTC 2021
>> But if a mountain climber comes near you it can't kill you. And if it
>> could, it wouldn't be reasonable to stay indoors because of all the
>> mountain climbers out there who cannot be easily identified and refuse to
>> take available measures to reduce the risk to others.
> ### I don't understand what you wrote at all. Can you explain what you are
> trying to say, in a direct and detailed fashion?
It's pretty clear what that refers to, if you just use a little
People who engage in risky activities that might hurt or kill themselves,
with rare exception, aren't a risk to others. They are only a risk to
themselves. We don't avoid walking in cities because we might get hurt or
die because someone decided to parachute off of a building.
People who ignore science and ignore precautions in a pandemic don't just
put themselves in peril. They are a potential risk to anyone around them.
They are unilaterally making decisions for others.
The same kind of logic is used to rationalize waste, pollution, abuse of
natural resources, et cetera: why should I have to care about my effect on
anyone else? I will do what benefits me, no matter the consequences to
myself or others.
I feel sorry for those that believe their right to possibly infect others
supercedes others' right to avoid infection. Only a tremendous amount of
selfishness and a criminal lack of reflection can lead to such beliefs.
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